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Breezy overnight with some showers, these becoming more organised for a time, especially over hills.
Brisk winds over hills, lighter in sheltered eastern valleys with clear spells expected.
Newcastle fans will able to remember the club's former chairman Freddy Shepherd, who died earlier this week.
The 75-year-old was a director of the Magpies from 1992 until 2007. He served as vice-chairman to Sir John Hall as the club finished Premier League runners-up in both 1996 and 1997. He sold his stake in the club to current owner Mike Ashley in June 2007.
There will be a minute's applause before kick-off at Sunday's match against Liverpool at St James' Park.
Newcastle players will wear black armbands and the ground's flags will fly at half mast.
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A yellow warning for strong winds in the North East has been issued by the Met Office.
It's bad news for anyone travelling on Monday, as delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are "likely".
The Met Office says that some short term interruptions to power supplies are also possible.
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Izzy, the Pomeranian from County Durham, is totally embracing Autumn.
Thank you to her owner Sarah for sharing this adorable photo with us. So cute.
The Royal Northern Sinfonia Orchestra has been visiting a primary school to give a music lesson.
A1 Tyne And Wear northbound severe accident, near A1.
A1 Tyne And Wear - Slow traffic on A1 Western Bypass northbound near the A1(M) J65 junction, because of an accident earlier on.
To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time
Sunderland has submitted its second round bid today to become City of Culture 2021.
The bid documents will be sent to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport outlining in detail what the city has to offer on the cultural front and why it deserves to win.
Campaigners behind Sunderland's bid to become City of Culture say "winning will transform Sunderland - and bring in millions of pounds of investment".
A truck driver from County Durham has been given a suspended prison sentence and a two-year driving ban after severely injuring two others while distracted on the A66.
Carlisle Crown Court heard that Roy Stuart Cothill, 48, looked up from his tachograph too late to avoid hitting a braking car in front while driving between Penrith and Appleby.
The drivers of the two cars in front were hurt, with one told by his doctor he would "never by the same" after a bleed on his brain.
Cothill, from Front Street, in Pity Me, admitted two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was given a 16-month prison sentence suspended for two years. He must also complete 200 hours unpaid work.
A Hartlepool man who was reported missing this morning has now been found, police have confirmed.
Metro trains are running as normal once again.
Families could be left homeless and destitute if Theresa May insists on pressing ahead with Universal Credit, a former top adviser has warned.
Dame Louise Casey (pictured) urged the prime minister to pause the roll-out of the new benefit system so it can be fixed.
She told BBC Radio 4's PM the consequences for families "close to the edge" could be "dire".
Newcastle was one of the first areas in the country where the major benefits system change was introduced. Earlier this year Newcastle City Council said it feared the same outcomes, saying 85% of its tenants in Universal Credit were in arrears on their rent.
Northumbria Police has appointed an Acting Chief Constable to cover for current Chief Constable Steve Ashman before his retirement.
Winton Keenen will take over the role from 2 October following more than two as the force's Deputy Chief Constable.
Mr Keenen will act as Chief Constable while Mr Ashman oversees a number of police engagements outside the area and takes his annual leave before his retirement date.
The force has already started recruiting for the permanent position.